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And so the journey began with the good omens of sunshine, smiles, and cheerful words.
The man turned, shook his brother by the hand, and went, bearing the words of evil omen.
Julie trembled at this request, which seemed to her of bad omen.
Telemachus took this speech as of good omen and rose at once, for he was bursting with what he had to say.
He could not accept with assurance an omen that he was about to mingle in one of those great affairs of the earth.
This was a sad omen of what her mother's behaviour to the gentleman himself might be; and Elizabeth found that, though in the certain possession of his warmest affection, and secure of her relations' consent, there was still something to be wished for.
The queen, although astonished at this language, to which she was not accustomed from her courtiers, argued from it a happy omen of the zeal with which D'Artagnan would serve her in the accomplishment of her project.
It is a name of ill omen to the princes of the house of France.
The fact is, that soon after my arrival at the cottage there had occurred to myself an incident so entirely inexplicable, and which had in it so much of the portentous character, that I might well have been excused for regarding it as an omen.
She became so fantastically and pressingly earnest in her entreaties that we would walk up and see her apartment for an instant, and was so bent, in her harmless way, on leading me in, as part of the good omen she desired, that I (whatever the others might do) saw nothing for it but to comply.
1304a] a quarrel about a wedding was the beginning of all the seditions that afterwards arose amongst them; for the bridegroom, being terrified by some unlucky omen upon waiting upon the bride, went away without marrying her; which her relations resenting, contrived secretly to convey some sacred money into his pocket while he was sacrificing, and then killed him as an impious person.
The agreeable character of the trip by sea was regarded as a good omen of the probable issue of the trip through the air.